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"Official Selection" - International Independent Film Awards, 2018

"Highly Recommended. A fascinating, rich and complex program that  shines a light on the hidden history of Shanghai's intense period of  creative, innovative art and design during the 1920s and 30s." - Tina Kanagaratnam, Founder, Historic Shanghai

Shanghai, China, a glamorous, cosmopolitan city during the 1920s and  30s, was dubbed the "Paris of the East,” whose expatriate community and  middle-class Chinese population adopted many of the trappings of Western lifestyle: jazz, dancing, nightclubs, and Art Deco design. This  eye-opening documentary offers a vibrant look at contributions of  Chinese designers of the time, the problems of artistic repression during these times of war and political upheaval, and factors that led to the adoption and eventual demise of Shanghai’s unique but short-lived Art Deco lifestyle.

Produced by A Dog's Life Productions

Up-Res HD format by Chip Taylor Communications, LLC

Versions Available:

  • 1 x 60 minutes / URHD

Shanghai Deco
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